It was entertaining, but I found some of the situations the characters found themselves in to be a bit over the top not sure if I want to read the next novel or not
A great romp through Victorian England with a pair of loveable agents. Mystery, action and humour, a perfect blend. Steampunk enthusiasts will love this book.
Better character development, more suspense, "inventions" were not so hokey.
Boring, uninspired characters
Could be worse
Disappointment, I was hoping for something akin to the Ben Aaronovich series.
The first chapter had great promise, but, at chapter 9, has yet to deliver anything but a whiny heroine and, an amazingly obtuse hero. Two people, that couldn't be more opposite, are thrown together as partners and 8 chapters later, they are still, childishly, working on said relationship and have yet to resolve anything. It seems, to my embarrassment, I have been hood-winked into buying a SteamPunk romance, masquerading as an action adventure. I am going to give it 2 more chapters to make sure.
For some time now, I've been hesitant about trying "steampunk" literature, even though I like steampunk costumes, and as for literature I'm big on science-fiction, and fantasy.
Wow! Am I ever glad I bought this!
I found the story was essentially riveting from the beginning, and then all the way through to the end. I do a lot of driving because of my work, but even with all the driving time, I found myself wanting to sit in the driveway and listen when I got home. I couldn't really wait until the next time I got in the car.
And, by the way, I hate all the driving I have to do. Or may now I should say, I "hated" all the driving. Now I look forward to it. I've already purchased book two in this series, and can't wait to have to get back in the car later today.
As for story details, I'm not giving any of it away. Suffice it to say that I found the appropriate amount of exposition, dialogue, and action. Unsurprisingly to me (and it was the thing that had made me hesitant about steampunk in the first place), there does not seem to be much in the way of explanation of any of the "science" behind the gadgets. In that sense – and, again, I expected this – it simply reminded me of a less sophisticated "Go-Go Gadget" show. But as it turned out, the gadgets aren't much of a distraction; or the story was good enough that I didn't think about the gadgets much.
I enjoyed that the writing took into account not just things like the visuals, but also included even references to smells, the feel of heat, and other sensations. It definitely is some good and thoughtful writing.
Okay. That's it for now. I need to find an excuse to go for a drive.
Engineer, Writer, Pedestrian Philosopher
Good writing, Good Characters, Good Performance.
The characters are well developed throughout the series. Yes, you need to get the rest of the series.
Really? I am not going to be a spoiler. Suffice it to say the climax is thrilling.
Nothing that would make me pull of the road but I only do that for comedies.
I have listened to the second one book in the series and just starting the 3rd and my comments about character development still stand
Action aplenty in this story, in fact the protagonists jump from one action scene to another. If you like action with a steampunk flavor then this is the book for you. Maybe. It was written in a way as if contemporary morals were current in Victorian England, which of course they weren't. But if you like your female heroes sexy and pushy, strange steampunk technology, bucketloads of action, and dastardly one dimensional villains, you'll like this book.
While I mostly enjoyed this book, I don't think I'm the target demographic the author was aimed for. I won't be buying any of the other books in this series. Probably not anyway.